Real power is not controlling others; it is controlling yourself. Your greatest victory is to conquer your mind and senses.
Making an effort to serve is real success. And since we often need to fail to learn and improve, we can never lose by making an effort. So if we fail to fail, then we fail to succeed.
We are all faced with obstacles. Successful people use these stumbling blocks to build a stairway to their goals.
Take stock of what talents Krsna has given you and use them to the best of your ability to do your humble part in His service. This is success. This success will please Krsna and will change the lives of many over the course of your life.
— Mahatma Das